Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)

91 mins | Western | November 1963

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writer:

Edward Bernds

Producer:

Ben Schwalb

Cinematographer:

Joseph Biroc

Editor:

William Austin

Production Designer:

Edward C. Jewell

Production Company:

Allied Artists
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HISTORY

The working title of this film is The Great Gunfighter ... More Less

The working title of this film is The Great Gunfighter . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Cost supv
MUSIC
SOUND
Sd ed
Rec eng
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstyle supv
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Set construction
Constr supv
Prop master
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Great Gunfighter
Release Date:
November 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Allied Artists
Copyright Date:
1 June 1963
Copyright Number:
LP26351
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
91
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bob Gifford of the National Detective Agency is assigned to smash a Colorado outlaw gang that operates by breaking wanted men out of jail, forcing them to be the unmasked front men in their holdups, and when the price on their heads grows high, killing them and claiming the reward money. In an effort to learn the identity of the gang's secret leader, Gifford poses as a criminal and is taken into the gang through the usual process and forced to participate in their crimes. Meanwhile, he becomes attracted to Abbie, the owner of the town's hotel-saloon. Another agent, Nielson, is assigned to follow and assist Gifford, but the outlaws eventually discover his camp, and he sacrifices himself to avoid compromising his partner. Carter, a young outlaw who wants to quit the gang and settle down, befriends Gifford and sets out to inform the local marshal of the group's activities. He fails to return, however, and Gifford realizes that the marshal himself is the leader of the gang. As Gifford is about to be killed for the reward, other National Detective Agency men come to his rescue, and, after a raging gun battle, the marshal is ... +


Bob Gifford of the National Detective Agency is assigned to smash a Colorado outlaw gang that operates by breaking wanted men out of jail, forcing them to be the unmasked front men in their holdups, and when the price on their heads grows high, killing them and claiming the reward money. In an effort to learn the identity of the gang's secret leader, Gifford poses as a criminal and is taken into the gang through the usual process and forced to participate in their crimes. Meanwhile, he becomes attracted to Abbie, the owner of the town's hotel-saloon. Another agent, Nielson, is assigned to follow and assist Gifford, but the outlaws eventually discover his camp, and he sacrifices himself to avoid compromising his partner. Carter, a young outlaw who wants to quit the gang and settle down, befriends Gifford and sets out to inform the local marshal of the group's activities. He fails to return, however, and Gifford realizes that the marshal himself is the leader of the gang. As Gifford is about to be killed for the reward, other National Detective Agency men come to his rescue, and, after a raging gun battle, the marshal is arrested. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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